Ringo Starr of The Beatles, His Real Name, Age, Solo Career, Net Worth

Ringo Starr Net Worth, The World’s Richest Drummer

Ringo Starr is a British musician, singer, and songwriter.

He’s well-known as the drummer of the legendary band, The Beatles.

He gained worldwide popularity when he was in the band.

Occasionally, Ringo Starr sang lead vocals for several songs in their albums.

He also wrote several songs for The Beatles, including the one entitled “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Octopus’s Garden”.

During his time in the band, he released several successful singles.

His albums were both critically and commercially successful.

Ringo Starr got featured in several documentaries about The Beatles. He also hosted some TV shows.

His musical career has been a success. Other drummers, including Phil Collins, praised him as a musician.

So, what is Ringo Starr net worth?

Ringo Starr Biography, Real Name, Date of Birth

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Ringo Starr was born as Richar Starkey in Dingle, Liverpool, on July 7, 1940.

He was the one and only child of Richard Starkey and Elsie Gleave. His mother enjoyed singing and dancing.

His parent was the avid fan of swing. Elsie Gleave was overprotectively raising her son.

When Ringo’s parent divorced in 1945, his mother worked several jobs to support their life.

In his childhood, Ringo Starr was afflicted by life-threatening illnesses. It gave a bad impact on his education.

He was introduced to the drums during his time in the hospital in order to amuse him as part of alternative medication.

After the hospitalization, Ringo did not return to the school Instead, he decided to work various jobs.

Before The Beatles

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Ringo had interests on a musical genre called skiffle. With his friend, Roy Trafford, he formed a skiffle band.

However, in 1959, Ringo Starr became the drummer of another skiffle band named Rory Storm and the Hurricanes.

The band gained a lot of popularity. It became one of the leading bands in Liverpool.

Ringo Starr with his band met The Beatles at Kaiserkeller, a music club in Hamburg owned by Bruno Koschmider.

In 1960, he drummed with the member of The Beatles for the first time while backing the vocals of his band.

While in Hamburg, One of the fellow musicians asked Ringo to leave the Hurricanes to join his band.

Career as The Beatles’ Drummer

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In 1962, Ringo Starr replaced Pete Best as the Beatles’ drummer.

His style in providing straightforward steady beat underpinned the band.

His drumming skill and his engaging figure were admired by fans. However, Ringo Starr had limited vocal skills.

Even though, he did take the lead on several songs of the Beatles including the single “Boys” on the debut album “Please Please Me” in 1963.

He also contributed his songwriting skills in some of the band’s songs.

The members of the band had all released separate careers before the band officially disbanded in 1970.

The Beatles had achieved a lot of prestigious awards and achievements.

In 1965, all of the members were appointed to be the Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Throughout its performance in the music industry since 1960, the band received a total of 84 award winnings and 110 nominations.

The Beatles won 11 Grammy Awards, 4 Brit Awards, 17 NME Awards, and many more.

After the Beatles & Solo Career

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After the group disbanded, Ringo Starr launched two solo albums, “Sentimental Journey” and “Beaucoups of Blues” in 1970.

He released several hit singles in the 1970s.

They are “It Don’t Come Easy”, “Back Off Bugaloo”, “Photograph”, and You’re Sixteen.

Ringo Starr continues releasing new albums and his success got modest as the time went on.

In 1989 to 1993, he played a role in the children’s TV series “Shining Time Station” as the Conductor.

Because hir performance on the show, he became the nominee of an Emmy Award in 1989.

Then, Ringo Starr published two photography books “Boys” in 2004, and “Photograph” in 2015.

He also formed a band named “All-Starr Band” in 1989. His low-key career with the band was quite successful.

Ringo Starr and the Members of All-Starr Band wrote and recorded many tracks in several albums including “Choose Love” in 2005, “Postcards from Paradise” in 2015, and “Give More Love” in 2017.

How old are the Beatles? The band is over 58 years as of this year.

How many Beatles are alive? There are two Beatles members who are still alive, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

Awards and Honours for Ringo Starr

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As a solo artist, Ringo Starr received several awards and other achievements.

  • In 1989, he was the nominee of Daytime Emmy Awards as the Outstanding Performer in a Children’s TV series “Shining Time Station”.
  • He received the Walk of Fame star in 2010 for his performance in the music recording industry
  • In 2013, Ringo Starr received an honor as Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters from France.
  • Ringo Starr was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo performer in 2015.
  • For his service in music, he was appointed a Knight Bachelor in the 2018 New Years Honours by Prince William.

Ringo Starr Today, Personal Life, Is He Still Alive?

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In 1965, he married Maureen Cox. The couple had three children, Zak, Jason, and Lee.

They divorced in 1975 following his infidelities of Starr. His ex-wife died from leukemia in 1994.

In 1981, Ringo Starr married to a fellow actress named Barbara Bach. Ringo Starr has eight grandchildren.

He is a vegetarian and he does meditations as a daily routine. That what makes him stay healthy until now.

Ringo Starr Wealth

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The Legendary drummer has an estimated net worth of $350 million according to The Richest.

Mostly, he earned his net worth through his musical works since 1960 both with the Beatles and as a solo artist.

His annual earnings in 2013 were $46 million.

Ringo Starr also shared a market value of his estate with his wife that worth $20 million.

In late 2017, Ringo Starr classic car 1966 Austin Mini Cooper went to an auction and sold for about 90,000 pounds.

Ringo Starr is considered as the wealthiest drummer in the music industry.

He is one of the most excellent musicians that is aware of his surrounding by conducting charity to help others.

This is what can make him look as unique as today, and there is a lot of people called him as an influencer.

Things you Should Know About Ringo Starr

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1. Left-handed drumer

There is a lot of drumer today talking about the Ringo influence about druming.

Not many people know that he is one of the left-handed drumer, which bought him into a unique drumer today.

He admit that it was his limitations, that could became an advantages while he need to create unique style on the stage.

2. Artistic person

Spending his times in music, could create better creativity within his life.

While he is also a fan of art, drama, and mechanics, that could lead him to have better career as an artist.

During his career with the Beatles, in the 90’s he began his experiment to create computer art.

He often created an artistic art and start to sell it when he had times, this is happen up until now.

3. One take recording

People curious about the unique sides of Starr that could inspire them to have better career.

However, most of his fan does not really know small pieces about his unique side.

Starr does not really like to records his drum parts.

However, he prefer to record with live session in the studio, along with his team.

He always had to learn to play quickly, tend to prevent the tape from running out.

He can still catch the unexpected moments during his performance with a short time.

4. Amazing drum with expensive equipment

In 1964 during his career with the Beatles, he recived a gold snare as a token of apreciation by the Ludwig company.

Years ago, Starr has loaned his gold snare to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The drums such a legend to him, as he already brought the snare for all of his touring and television appearances.

Not only had a lot of benefit to him, this is also brought Ludwig to have a lot of business.

5. ‘Y Not’ Producer

After several years Starr has a lot of colaboration with other producer.

Almost all of his solo albums is one of the cooperation within good producer including his 15th studio album.

However, he confirm that he would be able to handle his primary production called ‘Y Not’.

Once he told the NPR the album will start with no songs, consist only an individual pieces and instrument, build for the songs to form the record.

6. Has a productive wife

Most people wonder about Starr’s wife Barbara Bach.

She is one of the best wife from talented husband, with all of her career she appeard in a good movie with perfect action.

She has played in the James Bond Movie titled The Spy Who Loved Me.

Years ahead she has played with his husband in the movie titled Caveman.

The movie titled Give My Regards to Broad Street is also one of her career to colaborate with Paul McCartney.

Zak Starkey as the Next Ringo Starr

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Since the first day when his children grew up, Starr never expect that Zak would have the same path as him.

Today, his children has contributed to the world of music start with his early age.

Ringo will always allowed Zak to choose his own path, he is free to get his own ways.

As a father Starr was suprise that he is the one that inspire his son.

Zak really follow Starr footsteps on music to became a good drumer, that is also became a founder of Web Drumer Review.

His father is actually expected that his son someday would became a doctor, lawyer, or another career.

However, Zak could not resist that he really loves music as his father.

Once his father has took him to several concert including T. Rex Concert while he was six years old.

Zak’s  explained that it was one of the biggest influence to him, and lead him to follow his father footsteps.

He memorizing everything that he can feel during the show.

The concert successfully transform him to became a person who loves music.

All of the atmosphere that he felt still coming up until now.

His father footsteps is not the only one influence to him.

While he was growing up, his father has a lot of friends who loves music.

He is also living surrounded by druming legends such as his father and his friends.

Almost all of his father friends introduced him a lot of things about music, including to become a good drumer.

His close family Keith Moon, let him to take the drum kit and choose his own instrument.

Ringo Star Personality

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1. Born as an extraordinary personality

Ringo Star will always demand freedom that he can do through his actions.

His unusual decision is still can let him stay committed to his goals.

This is something that can make him to became the greatest stars today.

2. Demands for respect and attention

One of his friends is saying that Starr will always demand compliance from others with high concentration.

If he cannot get what he wants, it could become easily irritated or even angry when something is not happening the same as he wanted.

3. Always want to be the first

From all of his career as a drummer, Star will always seek the forefront.

He is still waiting for the command to take an important role.

While he tries for the forefront, he is always showing the highest performance.

Others can accept that.

4. Creative and unique

All his friends and co-workers said that Ringo still became a creative person with exceptional problem-solving.

However, Ringo sometimes cannot be patient to something that is happening.

Especially if it is not on the same path with what he wants.


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Ringo Starr gained his worldwide fame during his time with the Beatles.

He became the world’s richest drummer because of his musical works and assets.

In Ringo Starr age of 78 years old now, he’s still actively contributing in the industry of music.

As of this year, Ringo Starr Net Worth according to The Richest is a whopping $350 million.